News archive from 12 June 2012, page 5

Miami Beach seeks outside review of high-reaching internal affairs probe

Miami Beach seeks outside review of high-reaching internal affairs probe

Allegations that a Miami Beach police major tried to quash a drunk driving case against his ex-wife's brother have led to calls for scrutiny of an administration tasked with reforming a scandal-plagued department. Internal Affairs investigators are...

 

Storms injure boy at Gulf State Park

MONTGOMERY - Heavy rains and thunderstorms injured one child in Gulf Shores and forced the closing of some roads in south Alabama.Officials at USA Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile say 10-year-old Landon Broussard is in critical condition...

 

State Street vies for $11.5M in tax breaks on lease deal

Hub officials plan to vote tomorrow on whether to OK South Boston's proposed One Channel Center office complex - and consider granting State Street Corp. an $11.5 million tax break to move there. Commonwealth Ventures plans to build an 11-story office...

 

State Street vies for $11.5M in tax breaks on lease deal

Hub officials plan to vote tomorrow on whether to OK South Boston's proposed One Channel Center office complex - and consider granting State Street Corp. an $11.5 million tax break to move there. Commonwealth Ventures plans to build an 11-story office...

 
'Madagascar 3,' 'Prometheus' pack movie theaters

'Madagascar 3,' 'Prometheus' pack movie theaters

LOS ANGELES -- The animated sequel "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" was the most-wanted movie for audiences, debuting at No. 1 for the weekend with $60.3 million. Ridley Scott's "Alien" offshoot "Prometheus" opened...

 

Beach volleyball legend Gene Selznick dies in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Beach volleyball legend Gene Selznick has died in Southern California at age 82. Dane Selznick says his father died Sunday at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles after a series of health issues culminating in pneumonia. Gene Selznick began...

 

Mother of man killed by Border Patrol sues

The mother of a 19-year-old man fatally shot in the back by a U.S. Border Patrol agent has sued the federal government and the agent himself, claiming it was "an appalling use of excessive force" because her son was unarmed, had his back to...

 

How the major stock indexes fared Monday

An early rally in stocks faded Monday after an initial burst of enthusiasm over a rescue of Spanish banks melted away on investor anxiety about the troubled finances in Europe.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 142.97 points, or 1.1 percent, to...

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Charlotte forum urges business to aid schools

Dozens of business, education and foundation leaders gathered in Charlotte Monday to discuss how private ideas, money and time can improve public schools. Project LIFT (for Leadership and Investment for Transformation) – a private effort to...

 
Victim identified in fatal wreck on Alabama 79 in Birmingham

Victim identified in fatal wreck on Alabama 79 in Birmingham

Enlarge Joe Songer -- The Birmingham News Birmingham police are investigating a fatal crash this morning that claimed the life of at least one person on Alabama 79 in northeast Birmingham. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the call around 5:25...

 
Free Sample of Philosophy's Deep Breath Moisturizer

Free Sample of Philosophy's Deep Breath Moisturizer

Philosophy is offering a free sample via their Facebook page. Get a free sample of their deep breath moisturizer. to request your free sample, please follow this link. then, connect with Facebook, fill out the form and submit. you should receive a...

 
9 young elephants find new home in Mexican zoo

9 young elephants find new home in Mexican zoo

PUEBLA, Mexico -- It was the stuff of a major film studio's next animation project: Nine African baby elephants orphaned after their parents were poached, but then miraculously rescued to a wild game park in Latin America. In the highlands of central...

 

Florida sues Department of Homeland Security for immigrant-citizens database to help with purge list

Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday, accusing the agency of unlawful “recalcitrance” for refusing Florida access to a database that could help the state spot and remove...

 
Winans' testimony in carjacking: Attacker said, 'Get that money'

Winans' testimony in carjacking: Attacker said, 'Get that money'

DETROIT — Pastor Marvin Winans has testified during the preliminary examinations for three men charged with carjacking him at a Detroit gas station. Winans is a minister at Perfecting Church in Detroit and delivered singer Whitney Houston's eulogy in...

 
Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

WASHINGTON -- Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal. Hospitals need a prescription for quiet,...

 

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